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London
, Westfield
Prince of Persia World premiere
9 May 2010



What an incredible day!!!

 


 


My head is still buzzing! And it's over 24 hours after I've seen Jake on the red carpet, just a couple of inches from me (I was standing in second 'row' so fortunately I could get a very good look!...). I'd never hoped to be able to see Jake so close by this time. The last time, at the Rome Film Festival in October 2007, I was there, but not outside by the red carpet, 'cause I had tickets for the Rendition premiere and we were shoved inside by security staff before I could get a closer look at him... but in the end I was able to see him about 10 metres away, right inside the screening hall, when he walked inside to take a seat just a few row behind where my friend and I were sitting...
 
Anyway, this time the feeling was different, like I could... grab him, he was so close.
 
No doubt some of you will have read many other reports and seen pictures and clips of the event from many other sources, far more professional than me, but to me this premiere was really special in many ways. I'd seen some other Gyllenhaalics I'd met before not far from where I was standing, but as time went by and people started filling up the stands it wasn't that easy to socialize with anybody for fear of losing your vantage position... Plus some fans were shouting and pushing, and though some seemed like genuine fans who'd made a special effort to be there from other countries too, others just kept annoying me, 'cause it just seemed they were there just to get an autograph from *any* celebrity, not that they were specially there for Jake or Gemma or others... A few of them standing close to me had never heard of Jake before then *eye roll*
 
Fortunately, I'd arrived at Westfield well on time (3 hours before the 'warm up' was due to start) and that enabled me to, ehm, get a Prince of Persia purple bracelet from security (that's now permanently stuck to my wrist!...) meaning I was part of the crowd who was free to come in and out of the 'pen' by the red carpet and still get guaranteed access till about half an hour before the event. By the time cast and crew started to arrive, they seemed to be spending an exceedingly amount of time being photographed outside, and especially, once inside they were being ushered towards the opposite side of the red carpet to where we were, being photographed and interviewed there, because that's where the foreign press was. And between us and where the stars were we couldn't see much, despite it was a only a couple of metres, because the red carpet was being constantly filled by all the invited guests to the preview screening, and therefore we couldn't actually see much beyond this 'wall' of people flowing in... So it felt like Gemma and Jake & al. *were* near, but we couldn't see them!... Oh, the frustration!...
When it seemed like Gemma and Jake had finished with the press and photographers, they were being ushered towards the centre of the stage (where they were later interviewed), and we were growing desperate we had missed them completely, that they'd never come back to where we were... But fortunately first Gemma came back to *our* section, to sign some autographs, and a few minutes later, after a very vocal group inside our pen kept shouting "WE WANT JAKE, WE WANT JAKE!" louder and louder, Jake came back too!!! And that's when the general squeeing started for real!!! it all happened in a few seconds, so everything was a blur in my already buzzing head at that point, but although my presence of mind failed me completely and made me unable to hold my camera & take some close-up pictures not to mention get an autograph from him, at least I was present enough to stare at him like a teenager and just revel in the sight of this gorgeous man :) more gorgeous than any of his screen appearances, if that's possible...

Whether it was him or his bodyguard bowing to fans' relentless shouting, I'm glad he came back... the whole way he behaved, from what I could see first hand, and heard from others later, just speaks volumes about how much he cares about his fans. He'd already taken several pictures with fans, especially by the entrance, before he was whisked out to the 'wrong' side of the red carpet, and now with us, though he couldn't linger for too long, he still found time to chit-chat besides signing autographs, and just being Jake :) There's this unassuming, friendly, gracious side of his behaviour in public that just can't help casting a spell on you, and I know several others who were there felt the same. Some were not new to red carpet Jake appearances, others were: no matter what, everybody was spellbound.
 
Among our crowd, there was also a man carrying a 3 or 4-year old boy on his shoulders who was impeccably dressed as a mini-Prince of Persia, sword and armour and all! He was so cute, he actually resembled the actor playing young Jake in the movie! At one point this boy drew his sword and started brandishing like he'd done that since he was born! And he also kept taking pictures as soon as stars were arriving, and I've read other fans' accounts who were closer to this boy than I was, that when Jake saw him and the boy's father asked Jake if he didn't mind taking a pic with his son, Jake readily accepted, and I can easily believe how cute those pics will be. I'm sorry I missed all this exchange among all the shouting and general craziness around me, but I guess I'll try to be better prepared next time (aka train myself to be able to look into multiple directions at the same time...)

Anyway, here are some pics of how the central stage looked two hours before the stars showed up. Free runners were warming up at that point and fans kept coming and filling up all the available space (I took these pics from the 1st floor of the shopping centre, during my one and only "recreational break" out of the pen downstairs):


PoP world premiere London 1



PoP world premiere London 2





And this is the best I could do as soon as Jake was discernible through the crowd, moments before he came nearer, answering to the "WE WANT JAKE" call!...
The two blonde women were the only 'obstacle' between me and Jake... as I said, I was in second row and they were fortunately a little less tall than me.


PoP world premiere London 3



PoP world premiere London 4



PoP world premiere London 5



Because my tongue became *inexplicably* tied, I couldn't exchange any words with him, but I know a few others in front of me did and not surprisingly fell under the spell of his easy charm and humour. It was clear he was enjoying the attention and happy to be there to promote this film, that will attract the attention of a far wider audience than his previous films. 

Personally, compared to how I thought he looked the last time I saw him, I thought yesterday he looked more relaxed and more approachable, sweet and gorgeous as always, and, strangely enough, less tall than I thought he seemed in 2007. I think it's got to do with the closer distance and maybe the dark, three-piece suit he was wearing, which by the way was impeccable, together with perfectly matched polka dot pocket handkerchief.
 
After that, he had to move to different sections of the red carpet, including a section with other fans who'd won a competition to be able to stand there, and then the cast and crew finally stood on the central platform for some interviews, based on questions from fans from all over the world.


Because by now I had sufficiently recovered from seeing Jake so close, I was able to take some more pics of him and the rest of the cast/crew being interviewed by Alex Zane on stage:


PoP world premiere London 6



PoP world premiere London 7



PoP world premiere London 8



PoP world premiere London 9



PoP world premiere London 10

 

(Ok, this pic is just to show that *other* people were being interviewed besides Jake.... just in case you think I'm too biased..................... yeah, right!)




After that, though the stars gradually made their way out and up the stairs to the cinema, the stage was filled with free runners and parkour acrobats doing all sorts of gravity-defying numbers, and they were really good. Though at that point my head was spinning so much I could barely see what was in front of me...
 
 
The day before, at the last moment, I managed to get a couple of tickets for me and a close friend. Apparently the film last night was taking 7 screens, and although we were not in the screen with the stars, we were pretty lucky to have gotten 3rd-row seats.
The film was very good, very gripping. Even though I'm not much into action films, I did enjoy it. It's very fast-paced from the start and throughout, even in those scenes where there's a little less action. Once again, Jake's screen-piercing, special 'luminous' quality upstaged everyone on screen, so even in action movies he's always "Jake". The scenery and special effects were very good, but I'll probably appreciate them better at a second viewing...:) and that includes the plot... yes, I could barely follow that either!
 
This was such a memorable weekend for me, starting with Jake's appearance on the Jonathan Ross show on Friday and culminating with yesterday's world premiere . As I said, I'm not much into action movies and blockbusters, and yet I'm happy Jake got a chance to star in this one.
I haven't read any movie review so far. I know there was a press screening in London on Friday, but official reviews will probably be under embargo until the movie's official opening day...


Some of the official red carpet photos are here


~~~

And finally, here's a short clip I recorded from the stage interview. I'm sorry for the poor sound quality, but I assure you it was not much better if you were there. The background chatter from where I was hadn't relented a bit, it actually seemed to grow, as people started comparing notes after seeing Jake at first hand...







~Please do not repost my images and videos without permission. Thanks.


 


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annabirmingham
May. 11th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Hi Paola!
Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I'm so pleased you got to be so close to Jake :)
I've never been to a movie premiere, but I know that I would be totally star-struck. I would just stand and stare and be a gibbering wreck!
Thanks so much for sharing your day.
Anna x
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Anna, it's a pleasure :)
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks).

FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The kid is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)


Hope you and your little daughter are doing well,
Hugs
Paola

rt_in_town
May. 11th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Thank you for these delightful pictures of our beautiful Jake from London, Paola. Man, he looks so much better in real life than when he's in that silly Prince of Persia costume. And I must be thankful for his own adorable American voice in place of that fake British accent too. Thank you also for offering a snippet of video with that. I am thankful you caught a moment when he just so happened to be answering a question about the connection to video games.... as you know, that topic has some special significance for me these days. :) Adorable.
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hi Alex, it's a pleasure :)
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks, and I know I have a few emails of yours still in my Inbox...)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The kid is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"

I'm still not sure about Jake's British accent. I think overall he did a good job, but in places he sounded a little too 'forced'...


Hope you're doing well.
I'll try to write soon. I'm off to Italy on Thursday, for about ten days.

Hugs
Paola
camillar
May. 11th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
How exciting for you!! I'm so glad you had a good time and got to see Jake up close!
Hugs!

Camilla
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Camilla, it's a pleasure :)
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Hope you're doing well.

Hugs
Paola
forever9218
May. 11th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Congrats!
Thanks for sharing all of your joy and excitement, Paola. What a lucky gal you are. I'm glad Jake looked relaxed and pleased to be there. I saw the livestream of the event yesterday and I agree that he seemed to be having a very good time. He was funny and engaging and oh so gorgeous. With that indefinable spark that is all Jake.

Let's see, I believe the third time's the charm, right? Now, that you and Jake are old friends, who knows what might happen the next chance you get to share that red carpet moment together. Dinner invitation, anyone? *wink*

Take care, and thanks again. I'm over the top thrilled for you, Paola!

Love, Debra.


freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats!
Hi Debra, thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment :))
(sorry for my late reply: I haven't disappeared from the fandom, I just had two very busy weeks)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)


Well, I wouldn't say Jake and I are now old friends, but I guess I've been lucky enough to have a couple of close encounters, and pleased to say he really is extremely charming and has that special 'spark' that is so rare to find. I also think he's really thrilled to be around fans, well, the 'common people'. At one point I was afraid he'd become more aloof and distant, as he became more famous even with mainstream audiences, but it doesn't look that is happening, fortunately.
He's always very professional and often seems ill at ease when faced with a question about his personal life, and I totally respect him for that. But at the same time, his natural charm and improvisational skills, not to mention quirky sense of humour, are for everyone to see, and it's wonderful.

I'm so sorry I haven't replied to a very old email of yours. I haven't forgotten, but just swept away with the day-to-day things and never got a chance to reply properly. Hope to do it soon.

Take care :)
Hugs
Paola




Edited at 2010-05-24 08:28 pm (UTC)
silksashes
May. 11th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
What fun to see these, Paola, and to read your wonderful lively description! Wow, I know a person who has been a metre away from Jake! Thanks for posting it all.
Sara xx
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hi Sara, it's a pleasure :)
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks, and had to move furniture in my flat last week due to some work being carried out)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince that I mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Hope you're doing well and to hear from you soon :)

Take care
Paola
tizi17
May. 11th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
what a lucky girl you were! great images, thank you!
and doesn't he look soooo young?
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hi F., thanks for your comment!
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince that I mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Yes, he looks so young, I agree! I dare say, he looked younger than when I saw him two years ago. There's a boyish quality to his looks that you can't help but notice. And who knows, maybe he was affected by the general enthusiasm from fans all around him, and the type of movie PoP is, compared to his usual 'indie' and more serious fare...

Un abbraccio,

Paola
soulan
May. 11th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for this long report, Paola. When sent your text message to me from the event my husband happened to be holding our phone. He came to me and said "Why would we be getting a message about the Prince of Persia on here? And who's Jake?" May daughter said, "I bet it's a Brokie." LOL A little while later omebody on LJ posted a link to video streaming from the red carpet and I looked for you in the crowd but didn't see you.
Thank goodness for those people yelling for Jake. There's a time and place for British reserve and that wasn't it!

Oh, and now my phone has received a text from a phone that has been a metre away from Jake. :D
freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hi Kim, sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks, not just with work, but with having to move furniture because I had some workmen around the house.

LOL about your daughter guessing right about the identity of the mysterious texter on your phone!!

Well, you wondered if I'd be caught on camera, and yes I sheepishly admit I was...
...on this ET clip, at about 00:50"

I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

My head is still in a blur, so I don't even know what on earth I was blubbering about, I was probably exchanging a few words with another Brokie who was next to me... who knows?


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)


Hope you're doing well.
I'll be in Italy from Thursday next week, for about 10 days.
I hope to catch up on my reading in the next few days. Plus, I have a million emails in my Inbox still to be answered. I need to employ an assistant, and I'm not a celebrity!... *sigh*


Take care,
Bises,
Paola
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freetraveller15
May. 24th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hi Andy, thank you for your comment :) Sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks, not just with work, but with having to move furniture because I had some workmen around the flat, which looked like a war zone for a week *sigh*

At that premiere, I've now realised, even I was caught on camera, on this Entertainment Tonight clip, at about 00:50" into the clip... and, of course, with a silly (or manic?) expression on my face, but what else could I do when faced by this vision of a man?? :)

As I said to Kim, I haven't completely recovered from this close encounter, my head is still in a blur, so I don't even know what on earth I was talking about, I was probably exchanging a few words with another Brokie who was next to me... but who knows?

Well, at least the video shows I was really close to him... :)


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!


The kid is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)


Some people have remarked Jake looks so young, and I agree! He seems younger than when I saw him two years ago. There's this boyish quality to his looks while he's doing the PoP rounds, that you can't help but notice. And who knows, maybe he was affected by the general enthusiasm from fans all around him, and the type of movie PoP is, compared to his usual 'indie' and more serious fare he's more famous for... who knows?


And he really is extremely charming and has that special 'spark' that is so rare to find, and that pierces the screen. As I said to another commenter, I also think he's really thrilled to be around fans. At one point I was afraid he'd become more aloof and distant, as he became more famous with mainstream audiences and 'sucked up' into the Hollywood machine, but it doesn't look that is happening, fortunately.
Of course, he's always very professional and often seems uneasy when faced with a question about his personal life, and I totally respect him for that. But at the same time, his natural charm, his offbeat improvisational skills, not to mention quirky sense of humour, are for everyone to see, and it's just wonderful.

Hope you're doing well :)

I'll be in Italy from Thursday next week, for about 10 days.


Love & hugs,
Paola
thelastaerie
May. 11th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a fantastic time there, Paola!! I am so glad to get this close to him. Awwwwwww.

I didn't go there myself, as I had friends over in London that weekend (but I'd probably have been rubbish in such event anyway). Jake looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks very much for sharing.

We should get together and watch it in IMAX!
freetraveller15
May. 25th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hi Eve, sorry you couldn't make it for the PoP premiere...
(and sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks)

I agree, Jake looks so young, even younger and more 'playful' than when I saw him two years ago. There's this boyish quality to his looks while he's doing the PoP rounds, that you can't help but notice. Look at his expression when he handed over the PoP Lego figures to Jonathan Ross during the show!...


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Hope you're doing well.
In the end, I went to see the movie for a 2nd time on Imax in London last Sunday, I tried to contact you (did you get my text?) but I was in a hurry to book the tickets 'cause I'll be in Italy from Thursday for a couple of weeks, and I wanted to see the movie at least once on Imax before I left.

I hope to get to see you when I come back. Will you be around in mid-June?

Hugs
Paola


thelastaerie
May. 26th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hi Paola!

Judging from your LJ post, it seems like it's worth to be caught on camera with Jake so close to you!! :)

Thanks for all the youtube clips. He's wonderful with the mini-prince :)

sorry I missed your text! I plan to watch it on IMAX too, and am going to drag my husband to watch it with me. It's not exactly my kind of film, but it's better than I expected and omg, Jake just looks stunning - the eyelashes!!

I'll be around in mid-June, maybe we can have a mini get together. Actually, my place might be available for a little party... we can plan that when you come back.
freetraveller15
May. 29th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh that would be lovely to see you again in mid-June.
I'll let you know exactly when I'm going to be back in about a week's time :)
Love
P.

gwylliondream
May. 11th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
This was so exciting to read, Paola! Thanks for letting us get a virtual glimpse of 'the Prince' through your eyes! So glad you got to go! The thrill of a lifetime, I'm sure!

XO
Donna
freetraveller15
May. 25th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Hi Donna, it's a pleasure :)
(sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks & been away from the fandom through no wish of my own...)

Yes, it was an unforgettable experience. Seeing Jake from so close gave me such a thrill, it's indescribable.

Jake looks so young, even younger than when I saw him two years ago. There's this boyish quality to his looks while he's doing the PoP rounds, that you can't help but notice. It's like his spark got a little brighter and more 'playful' than usual... :)


I hope you'll get to see the movie as soon as it comes out near where you live.


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince I mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)


Love,
Paola
janie4537
May. 11th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Wow! Paola this is incredible! You lucky lucky girl! I'm so glad you got to see him and thanks so much for reporting back. What a fabulous day!
freetraveller15
May. 29th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Dear Janie, sorry for my late reply: I had two very busy weeks and now I'm Italy until about 10 June.
I'm glad you enjoyed my little account :) It was an amazing day, and I'm so glad in the meantime to have read other reports and seen interviews etc. during Jake's 'world tour' to promote PoP, that he seems so relaxed and really enjoying this experience, and the attentions of so many fans. Everybody seems to fall under his charm (well, 'we' did many years ago, but I'm glad other people are now too... :)) and saying he's so unassuming and 'normal' despite his celebrity status.

FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince that I'd mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The kid is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but it's too late now...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Hope you're doing well & looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Take care,
Paola

tmn1966
May. 11th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, Paola!! I am so glad you shared this with us! I've already went through it twice. I did it this morning, but ran out of time to comment and when I came back this afternoon, I had to read it all over again and look at all the pictures (I couldn't watch the video again since I'm at work and my co-workers are here).

I can only imagine how thrilling it was for you. I almost felt as if I was there with you from your descriptions and photos.

I'm anxious to see the movie. It's not typically my kind of movie, but I want it to be successful for Jake. I'm glad you liked it.

Thank you so much for letting us "come along" for the ride. :)

Lots of love & hugs,
Teri
freetraveller15
May. 29th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Dear Teri, I'm so sorry it's taking me forever to reply to comments even on my journal, not to mention catching up with friends' journals...
I'm in Italy now, till about 10 June, and I really had two very busy weeks in London before I came here.

PoP is not my typical kind of movie either: I've basically lost touch with the whole "blockbuster" / family movie idea for a long time, and so didn't know what to expect. In the end, I wasn't disappointed, but of course I'm still not totally 'converted' to the idea that PoP is really 'my' kind of movie. I think I'm more than ready now to get to see Jake in some other movie genres like romantic comedy or even sci-fi etc. that he hasn't attempted so far, and I'm excited his next two movie projects after PoP seem to go into that direction.


I'm glad you enjoyed my little account :) It was an amazing day, and I'm so glad in the meantime to have read other reports and seen interviews etc. during Jake's 'world tour' to promote PoP, that he seems so relaxed and really enjoying this experience, and the attentions of so many fans. Everybody seems to fall under his charm (well, 'we' did many years ago, but I'm glad other people are now too... :)) and saying he's so unassuming and 'normal' despite his celebrity status.

FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince that I'd mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The kid is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera (help!), on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, but it's too late now...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

I'll try to write to you soon :)

Love,
Paola


roby100
May. 11th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
OMG! You were there!
Is envy still a deadly sin?
Thanks so much for sharing.
Love
Roby
freetraveller15
May. 29th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ciao Roby, come stai?
Capisco la tua 'invidia' e ti perdono, eh eh, ma guarda, il nostro Jake e' in realta' molto piu' "approachable" di quanto tu possa pensare, anzi mi pare che con questo film, appunto piu' per un pubblico di 'massa' e per famiglie, lui abbia fatto uno sforzo in piu' per avvicinarsi ai suoi fan (vedi le innumerevoli foto con i fan a cui si e' prestato, il tono piu' informale e goliardico delle interviste etc.)...


Il ragazzino vestito da mini-principe di Persia che era alla prima di Londra appare in tanti filmati apparsi nel frattempo su youtube, per es.
questo:

da solo a 00:07" dall'inizio del filmato,
e verso le fine, con Jake che lo tiene per mettersi in posa con lui, a 01:47"

Troppo tenera, la scena... (e Jake ha confessato che fare la pubblicita' a questo film, nonche' averlo girato, ha fatto ancora di piu' emergere il fanciullo nascosto dentro di lui...)


Ecco un altro filmato col bambino che brandisce la spada, a 00:12" :)



Putroppo neppure io sono sfuggita agli occhi della telecamera (aiuto!!) - quella pazza squinternata in camicia bianca e occhiali che cerca di calmare i piu' facinorosi nelle file dietro che non facevano che spingere, a circa 00:50", in questo filmato di ET (Entertainment Tonight) sono io... *eye roll*


Qualche giorno fa ho rivisto il film una seconda volta, sullo schermo Imax, che e' tutta un'altra cosa... yummy! Davvero "eye candy", il nostro eroe... :)

Baci,
Paola
uli1
May. 14th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
What a great experience it was!!!
Hi Paola,
sorry, I couldn't come here earlier, but from London I went straight back to work in Bratislava and I rather not access Lifejournal from work... :-/ You know, there is too much weird stuff on there, ahem... LOL...

And now I am sooooo behind in catching up with all the good Jake stuff, because I have my mum visiting me... Will I ever be able to find the time to read about everybody's adventures??
Unfortunately I also need to save yours for later, but I just wanted to pop by and say hello and send some big hugs!!!

We all will remember this wonderful day for a long time! I hope the two of us will be able to talk about it some time soon!!

Love
Uli
freetraveller15
May. 29th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: What a great experience it was!!!
Hi Uli, I'm so glad to hear from you. I know you're very busy, so don't worry. And sorry for my late reply too: I had two very busy weeks, with some new work projects, so don't worry, I totally understand.

I'd love to catch up soon with you. Send me an email when you're free, or I'll write to you soon to tell you more about that wonderful day...


FYI, the cute little kid dressed as mini-Prince that I mentioned in my post comes up in various clips uploaded to youtube in the meantime, for example
here:

by himself at 00:07"
and towards the end, with Jake holding him and taking pics, at 01:47"

I don't know who's the cuter, Jake or the kid!

The mini-Prince is also here, brandishing his sword, at 00:12" :)



Even I was caught on camera, on this ET clip, at about 00:50"
I wish I hadn't, gosh, can I be more embarrassing..., but there you go...:( At least it shows I was really close to him... :)

Hope you're doing well. Tell me more about your future travel plans. I don't remember exactly when you were thinking of going back to England this year...

Take care, it's always nice to hear from you.

Hugs
Paola
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